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Fantasy, History and Cinema

James Walters

Tom Brown is Senior Lecturer in Film at King's College London, UK. He is co-editor, with James Bennett, of Film and Television After DVD (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...Fantasies of Time and Space There has been a marked recent resurgence in fantasy film, ranging from large-scale (and large-budget) Hollywood franchises such as the Harry Potter (2001–), Chronicles of Narnia (2005–) and His Dark Materials...

Pasolini Undead

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Pasolini’s survival, his obtrusive persistence as a trope of public discourse and representation—well over forty years after his violent death in 1975 and well over sixty since he first came to literary prominence in Italy as a writer...

Confronting Bowie’s Mysterious Corpses

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction ‘Confront a corpse at least once’ Bowie implored, ‘. . . the absolute absence of life is the most disturbing and challenging confrontation you will ever have’ (Bowie, 2004). His words accompanied a haunting photographic...

Pasolini Reloaded

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Dico a N.: “Voglio fare l’impresa, scrivere del Pigneto senza nominare Pasolini,” poiché Pasolini, come ho già scritto altrove, a Roma è come il prezzemolo; lo trovi dappertutto, figuriamoci al Pigneto. [I say to N, “I...
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...Cristina’s Room ‒ Day Male and female clothing is strewn around an upper-middle-class room, decorated in good taste. A leather jacket hangs draped over a chair and a lead-blue dress lies on the floor. Cristina...

The Return of the Patriarch: Generation and Traditionalism in the 1950s

Stella Bruzzi

Stella Bruzzi is Professor in the Department of English at University College London, UK. She is the author of Bringing Up Daddy: Fatherhood and Masculinity in Post-war Hollywood (BFI 2005) and New Documentary: A Critical Introduction (Second edition, 2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bringing Up Daddy : Fatherhood and Masculinity in Post-War Hollywood

British Film Institute, 2005

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...The 1950s furnished the imaginations of future generations with the most enduring image of the traditional family. However, as historian Stephanie Coontz has since observed, the ideal of the nuclear family was, in the 1950s, ‘a...

The Symbolic Storyworld of Wes Anderson

Warren Buckland

Warren Buckland is Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (2012), Directed by Steven Spielberg (2006), and The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wes Anderson’s Symbolic Storyworld : A Semiotic Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Beneath the level of [ … ] simple narrative meaning, we get a more elementary level of forms themselves, communicating with each other, interacting, reverberating, echoing, morphing, transforming one into the other...

Irresolvable Circularity

Howard Hawks : New Perspectives

British Film Institute, 2016

Book chapter

...Some of Howard Hawks’s most prominent exegetes consider him an artist with an ameliorating, humanist vision, as a storyteller whose protagonists learn moral lessons and evolve as human beings by forming closer bonds with their fellow men...

“In my mind, my dreams are real”

Dara Waldron

Dara Waldron is a Lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies at the Limerick Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland, with a particular focus on Lens-Based media (differing forms of moving image practices). He is the author of Cinema and Evil: Moral Complexities and the “Dangerous” Film (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New Nonfiction Film : Art, Poetics, and Documentary Theory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Art sees things in close-up, focusing our attention, teaching us to not cast blame so freely. Art doesn’t make judgments, it informs and teaches. The camera allows truth to circulate in places it wouldn’t normally go...

Two Views over Water: Action and Absorption in Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries (1957)

Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

Book chapter

...The moment that I wish to reflect on occurs during the last two minutes of Wild Strawberries/Smultronstället (1957). It is an image seen from the point of view of the film’s protagonist, an old, much-honoured professor (Isak Borg, played...